Mohun Bagan’s talismanic forward Roy Krishna regained his scoring touch as they defeated NorthEast United FC in their Indian Super League match at the JL Nehru Stadium on Sunday.
The 2-0 win saw them jump to the top of the 11-team standings, one point clear of Mumbai FC. Roy Krishna broke a first-half deadlock in the 51st minute before Benjamin Lambot (58’’) doubled the Mariners’ lead with an own goal.
The Highlanders, on the other hand, remained winless from three matches as they missed a chance to be back in top four to remain at sixth place with 11 points from nine matches.
After scoring five off the eight goals for the Mariners so far, Krishna struggled to find the back of the net in the last two games, but the Fijian returned among goals with a diving header that resulted from an Edu Garcia corner.
The Spaniard delivered a perfect corner from the right that curled in and found Tiri in the middle of the box as he flicked it to the far post where the Fijian beat Gurmeet with a perfect header.
The second goal too resulted from Garcia’s corner that swung in from the right as Sandesh Jhingan tried to shoot it from a goalmouth melee, but the ball took a deflection of the NEUFC captain to find the back of the net, much to the joy of the Mariners.